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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Lucky dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fur. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Budget officer says the county is ‘out of money’

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer

Plumas County’s bleak financial outlook only seems to grow worse each week.

Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted to schedule a series of seven workshops aimed at cutting another $1.8 million to balance the general fund budget.

During their meeting Tuesday, Aug. 7, the supervisors discussed, and sometimes argued about, the options available.

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PUSD faces huge deficit

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

If taxpayers vote against the initiative to raise taxes toward financing schools, that hit will be absorbed in the current school year, according to Schools for Sound Finance.

The passage or failure of the tax initiative in November, along with a reduced county property tax rate, could spell the difference between a $2.3 million and a $3.1 million deficit for Plumas Unified School District for the 2012-13 school year.

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Railroad Days rolls into town this weekend

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

The 30th annual Railroad Days celebration kicks off this Friday at 4 p.m. and organizers say they are ready.

“It’s pretty much done,” said organizer Patricia Ryan, who, along with her husband, Rich McLaughlin, stepped in to run this year’s event.

They and a core group of individuals have been meeting weekly and working intensely to ensure the future of Railroad Days.

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Book signing and Wine Walk canceled

Feather Publishing

The Old Town Chester Wine Walk event, scheduled for this Friday, August 17, has been cancelled due to the greater issues related to the fire in our area.

Books and Beyond in Chester has also canceled a book signing scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17, because of fire conditions and advisory evacuations in the area.

Neurologist Dr. Jeff Lobosky was set to discuss his recently published book, “It’s Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of American Health Care and a Prescription for the Cure.”

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Four vie for three City Council seats

Debra Moore
Staff Writer


Three incumbents are seeking to retain their positions on the Portola City Council, but a challenger hopes to unseat one of them.

Restaurant manager Michelle Gault is challenging councilmen John Larrieu, Phil Oels and William Weaver, whose terms all expire in November. Earlier this year, Gault was unsuccessful in her bid to become a Plumas County supervisor.

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